In the first blog, (http://elementprofessionals.com/will-the-revised-overtime-law-affect-you/) we outlined several action steps the Employer may want to consider executing now. The first step was to identify employees likely to be affected because they are currently classified as exempt and under the new compensation threshold will no longer qualify to be classified as exempt from the FLSA. Since
The Department of Labor has publicized a proposed revision (revised overtime regulations) to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). From the perspective of an Employee, this is the law that defines which positions (employees performing the position) must be paid premium pay (time and one-half) for hours worked over forty (40) in a specified work week.
Let’s be honest. Being laid off is hard. Really hard. It may be the most traumatic experience in your professional life. In fact, experts say that the loss of a job can feel like the loss of a loved one. But you will recover. You will survive. Learning to cope with the emotions that accompany
According to the recent U.S. Department of Labor Report The Art of Teaching Art to Children: In School and at Home , the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed Americans were essentially unchanged in September. But, according to Fortune magazine, U.S. companies laid off 58,877 workers in September, an increase of 43% from August. If
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The lazy days of summer are a great time to unwind and settle into a slower pace…unless you are in the market for a new job. There is no “summer vacation” from job hunting but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Benefits of a Slower Pace Offices empty as employees embark on
Do you think writing a cover letter to accompany your job application is a waste of time? Think again. Cover letters are more than just a formality; hiring managers do in fact read these letters of introduction. That is, if they are worth reading. Take advantage of this opportunity to highlight your achievements and send
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Today when you hire someone who has either recently left the military, whether through retirement or choosing to not reenlist, you are getting a seasoned, professional employee. They understand the importance of following rules, getting to work on time, the importance of working as a team. They know how to “Git ‘er done” and done right. Look closely